Over the years, Tamil films have been entertaining the audiences all over the world and travelled a long way. With an increase in the number of movies releasing each year, over two hundred films have been hitting the big screens only in Kollywood during 2014.
Starting from the first Friday of this year, eventually on 3rd of January with Agadam, a set of 189 Tamil films have been released in past 46 weeks, i.e., Fridays including noted, known and many unnoticed movies that made good returns for the producers, albeit many bombed big time with no traces.
At the same time when much awaited Pongal releases Vijay-Mohanlal's Jilla, Ajith-Tamanna's Veeram minted huge profits for film makers, Superstar Rajinikanth's Kochadaiiyaan, Suriya's Anjaan directed by Lingusamy and Jeeva's Yaan in Ravi K Chandran direction stood as disappointments of the year.
Vishal's Naan Sigappu Manithan with his Pandiyanadu actress Lakshmi Menon, Dhanush's Amala Paul starrer Velai Illa Pattathari, Poojai, Madras, Jigarthanda, are few noted superhits in 2014.
Vijay's AR Murugadoss directed Kaththi has tend to become highest grosser of the year 2014 at the Box Office. Apparently, this Samantha starrer joined Rs.100 Crore Club. Kaththi is Vijay's second 100CC film and third for ARM in a row after Thuppakki and Holiday.
Coming down, moderate films such as Vijay Milton's Goli Soda by Thirupathi Brothers, Cuckoo, Vaayai Moodi Pesavum, Yaamirukka Bayamey, Un Samayal Arayil, Manjapai, Vishnu Vishal's Mundaasupatti, Naan Than Bala that brought out the established actor in Vivek, Sathuranga Vettai are few Tamil movies that released with comparatively less expectations, yet restrained with good reviews.
Films like Rummy, Pannaiyarum Padminiyum banked on Vijay Sethupathi's name. Udhayanidhi Stalin-Nayantara starred Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal, Nimirndhu Nil, Nani's Aaha Kalyanam [First Southern production of Yash Raj Films], Bramman, Thegidi stood entertainers of the year along with Vallinam, Maan Karate, Ennamo Nadakkudhu, Vadacurry, Arima Nambi, Sigaram Thodu, Vanavarayan Vallavarayan.
Tamil remakes of Telugu films such as Yennamo Yedho [Ala Modalindi], Santhanam's Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham [Maryada Ramanna] and Hindi movie Kahaani Tamil remake featuring Nayantara Nee Enge En Anbe have got good reception from native cinema lovers.
Not leaving behind, Tamil audiences also gave their acceptance to movies with different genres like AL Vijay directed Saivam, Ramanujan, Jigarthanda, Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam, Irumbu Kuthirai [A film on bikers], Amara Kaaviyam, Aadama Jaichomada, Aranmanai, Madras, Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe, Appuchi Gramam, Naaigal Jaakirthai and others.
Few more films such as Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum, Damaal Dumeel, Thirudan Police, Arjun's Jaihind 2 have done not so profitable business.
Theaters in K-town have screened nearly 189 Tamil films in 2014 till 21st of November and over two dozens of movies are still awaiting the release dates that includes Kaaviya Thalaivan and Lingaa.
Stay tuned for a complete report on the hits and flops of 2014 listing the best.